Hanoi gives Ceres-Negros the boot

By: - Reporter / @cedelfptINQ
/ 05:25 AM June 27, 2019

HANOI—Ceres-Negros came within a whisker of a spectacular comeback as it crashed out of the AFC Cup on Tuesday night here.

Alvaro Silva’s goal-bound effort right at the death was blocked by a desperate Hanoi defense, allowing the Vietnamese champions to escape with a 3-2 win on aggregate in the Asean zone semifinal at Hang Day Stadium here.


Substitute Curt Dizon had given the Busmen a glimmer of hope with his 85th minute strike set up by Stephan Schrock and the Filipino champions pushed more men forward in search of a second away goal that would have sent them to the final for a third straight year.

But the Busmen ultimately paid the price for conceding twice in the second half.


“I think we lost to a better team,” said Ceres-Negros coach Risto Vidakovic.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: afc cup, Ceres Negros, Football, Hanoi
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2019 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.